Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Sarah Gunn

Female 1659 - 1733  (74 years)


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  • Name Sarah Gunn 
    Birth 1659 
    Gender Female 
    Death 16 Jan 1733  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I68619  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

    Father John Gunn,   b. Bef 1639   d. 10 Nov 1698, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 59 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F35883  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Samuel Green,   b. Bef 1648   d. 10 Feb 1710, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 62 years) 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Green,   b. Aft 1680, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Between 1710 and 1730, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 28 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Paul Green,   b. Aft 1680, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1710, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 30 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. Daniel Green,   b. Bef 1690   d. Bef Sep 1730, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 40 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F35881  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

    Family 2 John Cruff,   b. Abt 1659   d. 16 May 1721, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Marriage 1711  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F35882  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

  • Notes 
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      1730-1735 Essex County, Virginia Will Book 5; [Antient Press]; Page 121-122
      IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN October ye 6th 1732 1 SARAH CRUFF of the Parrish of South ffarnham in the County of Essex Widow being weak and sick in body but of sound & disposeing mind & memory do make this my last will testamt in manner following. I desire my body may be buryed in decent manner at the discretion of my Executor herein after named trusting through the meritts of my blessed Saviour Christ for the Salvation of my Soul and for the disposal] of my worldly estate I give devise & bequeath the same as followeth. ffirst my will is that all my debts be paid that I owe to any manner of person within convenient time after my decease by my Executor hereinafter named Item I give & bequeath to my Grandson SAML. GREEN one shilling Sterling to him and his heirs forever. Item I give devise & bequeath to RICHD. CRUTCHER Son of HENRY CRUTCHER one three year old heiffer & one pair of hand irons to him and his heirs forever. I give & devise to my beloved friend CATHERINE CRUTCHER the Wife of Henry Crutcher the use of my negro girl Frank until she arrives to the age of twenty one years & after that my will & desire is she shall become ffree if the Laws of the Colony at that time will permitt slaves to be ffree other-
      wise I give devise & bequeath the sd negro girl Frank to Henry Crutcher & Catherine his Wife to them and their heirs forever. All the rest and residue of my Estate in what nature or kind soever both real & personal I give devise & bequeath unto my loving friend Henry Crutcher & to his heirs forever &Lastly I constitute and appoint my loving friend Henry Crutcher whole & sole Executor of this my last will and Testament.
      In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year first above written.
      In presence of WILLIAM BROOCKE, Sarah Cruff
      WILLIAM BROOCKE JUNR; FRANCIS SMITH
      At a Court held for Essex County on the xvith day of January MDCCXXXll
      This last Will and Testament of Sarah Cruff decd was proved by the Oath of Henry
      Crutcher the Execr. therein named & also by the oaths of William Broock Junr. & ffran cis Smith two witnesses thereto &was admitted to record.
      ===
      1699-1701 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 22
      IN YE NAME OF GOD Amen. fourst beges my Soul to Almighty God wch: gave it me & my body to be boured wth: Christen bourel. I doe beques after ye deses of my Wife, ELEZEBETH GOUN my land to SARAH, Gran Daughter of SAMLL. GREEN to her & hrs forever Wetness my hand the Sevon of July won thousen six noninty CHARLES HALL JOHN GOUNN
      JOHN PARR his marke
      SAMLL. GREENE
      Proved in Essex County Court ye 11th day of Novembr: 1699 by ye oathes of CHARLES HALL & SAML. GREENE witnesses hereto truely recorded. Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER CI
      Essex ss. The Deposition of SARAH ye Wife of SAMLL. GREENE aged forty yeares or there abouts sayth that yor: Deponant being at ye house of JNO. GUNN deceased ye night before his death for he died ye next night about the same time did here ye sd GUN desire my Husband to make his Will he being unwilling himself. desired CHARLES HALL who then a FREEMAN in JNO: GUNS house to make itt tooke Inke & paper and yor: deponant did hear, ye sd JNO: GUN dictate to ye Scribe verbatem that is written in ye Will did see him Signe itt wth his marks as itt appeares and you, Depont. did take him ye sd GUN to be in perfict sence memory at his signeing ye sd Will to ye best of my Judgment & knowledge & farther saith not
      Examined & Sworne before me SARAH GREENE
      DANLL. DODYNS
      Truely recorded according to Ordr: of Essex County Court ye 11th day of 9br: 1699
      ===
      1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 275.
      Will of Samuel Green of Essex County and So.farnham Parish, planter, being sick and weak of body, dated 11 Jan. 1709/10.
      To my son Paul Green the plantation whereon he now dwells during life.
      To my son Paul Green all my cooper's tools and all my books as his full due of dowre.
      To my son in law Charles Hall one shilling sterling as his full due of dowre.
      To my loving wife Sarah Green all my personal estate.
      To my loving wife Sarah Green the plantation whereon I now dwell with the orchard, houses, fences.
      To my loving wife Sarah Green all my track of land with whatsoever proffits may accrue during her naturall life.
      After the decease of my loving wife Sarah all my land to my son Paul Green.
      My loving wife Sarah Green executrix.
      Saml. (S G) Green
      Wit: Vincent (V) Wash, John Cruff, Henry Rose.
      10 Feb. 1709/10. Proved by John Cruff and Henry Rose.
      Pages 275-76. 10 Feb. 1709/10. Bond of Sarah Green as executrix of Samuel Green. Unto James Boughan of Essex County, Gent., in behalf of the Court. For £200 sterling. Securities, Jno. Crow and Benja. Fisher.
      Sarah (S) Green
      John Crow
      Benja. Fisher
      Wit: John Boughan, Ja. Alderson.
      ===
      1717-1722 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Inventories & Settlements, No. 3; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 253
      Will of John Cruff, being sick and weak in body, dated 2 Feb. 1718/9.
      Unto my loving wife Sarah Gruff a11 my estate.
      My loving wife Sarah Gruff, executrix.
      John Cruff
      Wit: Nicholas Smith, William Shepherd.
      16 May 1721. Presented in Court by Sarah Gruff, executrix. Proved by Nicholas Smith.
      === land mentioned
      1728-1733 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 19; [Antient Press]; Page 137-143
      THIS INDENTURE made the fourteenth day and fifteenth day of September in the year of our Lord God according to the Computation now used in the Church of Great Brittain Seaventeen hundred and thirty Between SAMUEL GREEN of the Parish of Southfarnham in the County of Essex Sonne and heir of DANL. GREEN late of the sd County deced of one part and JAMES WEBB of the sd Pish and County of the other part Witnesseth that sd SAMUEL GREEN for the sum of three thousand pounds of good sound and merchantable tobacco to him paid by the sd JAMES WEBB he doth grant and confirm unto the sd JAMES WEBB his heirs and assigns for ever the land, Plantation and premises hereafter mentioned in his actual possession now being by virtue of Indenture of bargain & Sale for one whole year and of the Statute for transferring uses into possession All that tract of land conteyning One hundred and eighty acres with all and singular its rights together with all houses, Edifices, Orchards, Feedings and appurtenance wtsoever belonging being in the Parish aforesd on the South side of the RAPPA. RIVER and on the North side of the DRAGON SWAMP formerly bought by one SAMUEL GREEN Grandfather to the sd SAMUEL GREEN party to these presents and one CHARLES CHAIR of one HENRY CREATON being part of a tract of two hundred and twenty acres of land formerly granted by PATTENT to one THOMAS PADDINSON and bounded as follows begining at an old OAKS SWAMP by the Main DRAGON SWAMP and running up a Branch thereof North East over the sd Branch to a Corner Chesnut thence North East to a white Oak on a hill side by an other Branch thence North East to a great Oal Corner white Oak belonging to THOMAS CROW and WM. CHAYNY thence East to a white Oak in THOMAS CROWs and THOMAS HINES's lines now markt for a Corner of the deviding line between one BREDGAR and this land of GREENS thence South West to the DRAGON SWAMP again to a markt Popler thence up the DRAGON SWAMP again the several Courses to the beginning place being the land and Plantation whereon SARAH CUFFE now liveth and the reversions and remainder and also all the Estate right whatsoever To Have and To Hold unto the sd JAMES WEBB his heirs and Assignes forever. In Witness whereof the parties have set their hands and Seals
      in presence of PT.GODFREY, SAMLL, GREEN
      JOHN REEVES
      At a Court held for Essex County the 15th day of Septr. 1730
      SAMUEL GREEN acknowledged this his Release indented to JAMES WEBB which is admitted to record

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